At 6-foot-9 and 215 pounds, rookie Devin Ebanks has got some size, but he also has mobility and an outside shot, drawing comparisons to former Laker Trevor Ariza. (The Times' Broderick Turner wrote in July 2010 that the two are even similar in appearance.)
Ebanks appeared in 20 games off the bench for the Lakers during the 2010-11 season. He scored a career-high nine points against the Clippers on Dec. 3 and had seven points and five rebounds against Golden State on Nov. 21.
Over the next two seasons, Ebanks appeared in 43 games off the bench for the purple and gold, averaging 3.7 points per game. Perhaps his best game as a Laker came in a 2012-13 loss to the New York Knicks when he recorded 15 points and five rebounds in more than 33 minutes of playing time (the most of this young NBA career). However, he fell out of Coach Mike D'Antoni's rotation following a November 2012 arrest on suspicion of DUI. He later pleaded no contest and was suspended by the NBA for two games.
Selected 43rd overall in the 2010 NBA draft by the Lakers, Ebanks signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Dallas Mavericks in September 2013. He was waived by the Mavericks a month later.
Ebanks led West Virginia in rebounding in his two season with the Mountaineers (7.8 as a freshman and 8.1 as a sophomore). In 2008-09, he averaged 12.0 points per game, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals in helping the Mountaineers compile a school-record 31 victories and advance to the Final Four.
Nov. 7, 2013